Turtle Dreams; Meredith Monk's Turtle Dreams
Part of New Television Workshop.
In this short excerpt from Meredith Monk's "Turtle Dreams, " the performers execute shifting movements and sing repetitive sounds against a spare backdrop. Approximate date: 1983
- Turtle Dreams
Meredith Monk's Turtle Dreams
- Program Description
“Turtle Dreams,” 1983, was created by the dance/theater artist and composer Meredith Monk. The video is a collage-style work that juxtaposes minimalist movement phrasing and vocal work with images of a live turtle traversing various terrains. The turtle is pictured both in an outdoor natural habitat and roaming through constructed sets (the moon's surface, a city block), which play with scale to make the turtle seem gigantic. The performers execute shifting movements and sing repetitive sounds against a spare backdrop. Close-ups of their features and hands appear.
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Modern dance
- Een, Robert
- Monk, Meredith
- Langland, Paul
- Goodman, Andrea
- Avant-garde (Music)
- Performance in a Studio
- Publication Information
- WGBH Educational Foundation
- Chicago: “Turtle Dreams; Meredith Monk's Turtle Dreams,” GBH Archives, accessed December 7, 2021, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_272C618289CC4A028CB4D42D94DA167B.
- MLA: “Turtle Dreams; Meredith Monk's Turtle Dreams.” GBH Archives. Web. December 7, 2021. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_272C618289CC4A028CB4D42D94DA167B>.
- APA: Turtle Dreams; Meredith Monk's Turtle Dreams. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_272C618289CC4A028CB4D42D94DA167B